It’s been a pretty heavy week – “Is there a problem with Earth’s gravitational pull in 2020? Why is everything so heavy?” – but the good news is that the week is at an end and the weekend is upon us!
There’s plenty of gaming to come in the week ahead, but the week that was saw me diving into the opening few hours of the wonderful Ori and the Will of the Wisps. In truth, that was just a taster, with most of my gaming week spent with a game that I can’t really talk about just yet. I can on Monday, though, so keep an eye out for that!
Jason’s been playing an awful lot of Nioh 2 this past week, racing through the feudal Japan Soulslike for our review of the game. The good news is that it’s even better than the first game!
Aran’s shifted into full on study mode, so hasn’t had much time for leisurely gaming, but did sneak in a bit of Greedfall before he put his gaming ban in place. Meanwhile, Jim’s been knee deep in the swampy, horror-themed multiplayer survival shooter Hunt: Showdown. “it isn’t as tight as other games in the genre, but it’s had me hooked,” he said.
Similarly hooked in Nick, but not to Hunt, to Call of Duty: Warzone. This latest battle royale from Activision seems to be ticking all the boxes for him now that support for its predecessor, Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode, is coming to an end. In shocking news, he’s not actually managed to win a match yet, but he has got a near flawless record in trying to escape the Gulag for a second chance, and has managed to come second. Beside that, he’s played some more of The Witcher 3.
Steve’s been hammering the PS3 this week, blazing a trail through Killzone 2 and 3 before going back to the system’s first shooter exclusive, Resistance: Fall of Man. “I love the fact that 360 games were famously brown and grey and I’m playing PS3 exclusives with an identical palette!” Oh, and he’s also started on a run through of the original Resident Evil 3 and planning to find time to play Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
Speaking of which, that’s what Dom’s played this weekend, absolutely adoring the sequel to the five year old metroidvania classic. Moon Studios have put plenty of fresh new ideas into it though, helping the game to a stunning 10/10 score. If you’ve got an Xbox One or PC, you need to play this game.
Though he’s not really liking the new season – “it’s not explained at all well what you have to do and it’s exceptionally grindy, even at the start.” – Tuffcub’s still playing Destiny 2. He also played a tonne of Beat Saber and joined Jim for a few games of Hunt: Showdown and found it “fun? I think?” It’s mainly on the technical side of things with a bit of pop in, missing shadows and weird reflections, but he does enjoy the setting and the old timey weapons.
Now, it’s over to you. What have you been playing this past week? What are you doing with your time now that leaving the house is being frowned upon?